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  1. Where is it available in that format? I kept putting off buying this, hoping there'd be a CD, but it's probably time to give in and buy it. At least doing that should ENSURE a CD is announced the next day. :)
  2. I found the scene you're talking about in the shooting script. It's a one page scene at the stadium, right after the atomic bomb goes off and Mrs. Victor dies. The Eurasian is a character from the book, I googled it. The scene is similar in the book and the shooting script. He tries to steal Jim's shoes, and then tells Jim about the atomic bomb and the Japanese surrender. Spielberg must have decided to cut The Eurasian scene while they were still shooting in Spain, because it is replaced in the finished film with an unscripted, impressionistic scene of Jim wandering through an abandoned Japanese post that's being looted by starving Chinese soldiers. This new scene conveys the exact same information as the scripted Eurasian scene - Jim learns about the atom bomb and Japanese surrender, only now from a radio playing in the background. This leads to Jim's line (delivered to The Eurasian in the shooting script) that he saw the bomb and thought it was Mrs. Victor's soul going up to heaven. (That beautiful line is Stoppard's invention, it's not in the book.)
  3. Yep, I remember reading there's a HUGE amount of material that was cut from Schindler's List, I think the first cut ran like 4 hours. Many scenes were cut from the portion towards the end in Czechoslovakia, including a scene in which I don't know about a subplot with Avner's father though, I read the shooting script for Munich ages ago and I don't think I remember those scenes.
  4. Do you remember where in the film this character of The Eurasian was supposed to have appeared? I'll check the shooting script I have. It's 160 pages long, which must have resulted in a first cut well over three hours.
  5. Which scenes are those? I read the shooting script ages ago, but I can't remember that. I know MIranda Richardson had her role almost completely cut from the finished film.
  6. Just saw your question, here are the recordings used in the film for the classical pieces: Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 4-6 Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 8 I only just discovered the sessions, which amazes me, since I spent so many hours at the time the film came out figuring out where the album cues went and where all the source cues came from, going as far as calling Fox Music to clarify exactly which recordings of "Moon River" were used. Anyway, I thought it was really interesting to hear the cue "Anderton in Halo," because it is the score for a scene deleted at the VERY last minute. After being put in containment, Anderton had a fantasy conversation with the nine-year-old version of his son Sean, played by Spencer Treat Clark from Gladiator. It's a moving scene, assuming they filmed it as it is in the shooting script. I can only assume it slowed the film down that late. The scene was deleted so late that the credits had already been finalized, and I remember the release prints of the film had "Spencer Treat Clark - Sean at Nine" listed in them at the end. Since Spielberg doesn't believe in sharing deleted scenes (except the ones on CE3K), I suppose this music and the script pages are as close as we'll ever get to seeing that deleted scene, like the big "Camelot" action sequence deleted from WOTW,
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    Blu-ray News and Deals

    Thanks! So, once we see screenshot comparisons of widescreen vs full screen, I have a hunch that the widescreen will have some more on the sides, despite that it loses from top and bottom. Movies shot on film were always shot 1.33, then matted for 1.85. Duel is no different, you can see from these caps: http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=9796378&postcount=269 Hmmm.. you mean even those that are 2.35:1, 2.50:1, are shot in 1.33:1? Yep. They're either shot Super 35, in which case the 2.35 image is extracted from the middle of the 1.33 frame, or they're shot anamorphic, in which case, when you look at the negative or a release print, everyone is super, super skinny within the 1.33 frame, because the 2.35 image has been squeezed from the sides by an anamorphic lens on the camera. Another anamorphic lens is then used in the projector to make the image appear normal. There are exceptions, of course. One of the few ways to actually shoot 1.85 natively is to use VistaVision, as it's shot with the film running sideways through the camera, not vertically. However DUEL was not shot in VistaVision.
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    Blu-ray News and Deals

    Thanks! So, once we see screenshot comparisons of widescreen vs full screen, I have a hunch that the widescreen will have some more on the sides, despite that it loses from top and bottom. Movies shot on film were always shot 1.33, then matted for 1.85. Duel is no different, you can see from these caps: http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=9796378&postcount=269
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    "Soviet" Scores

    "Meteor" by Laurence Rosenthal, lots of great cold war Soviet style music.
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    Film version of 'You Know My Name' finally released

    I agree that the new Carry On version is mixed differently from the film version. However, I'm convinced they're the same recording. I listened to the Carry On version and the opening credits at the same time on my headphones and they matched exactly, except for the missing verse in the opening credits. The Carry On version is clearly the same as the one that was on Chris Cornell's myspace page back in the fall. I assume it's the same as the second version on the German CD single, which I could never find. I don't know about any third or fourth versions out there.
  11. I posted this at the FSM board, but I thought people here might be interested too: Fans of "Casino Royale" might want to know, the film version of "You Know My Name," which was different from the CD-single version released last fall, has finally been released. It's on Chris Cornell's new solo album, "Carry On". It was on his myspace page last year, just before the movie came out, so I figured it would be his album version. I just compared it to the opening credits. Identical, except that they cut out one verse because the full song is 4:00 long. There are two easy ways to tell the versions apart. In the old version, the lyric went "I've seen diamonds cut through harder men..." In the film version, the lyric is "I've seen *this* diamond cut through harder men..." Also, in the old version when he sings "The odds will betray you", the first two notes are the same. In the film version, the notes rise.
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    Sequencing Bond

    I wasn't trying to twist your words, only to answer Fommes's question as clearly as possible. I was shocked myself to see that the music matched up to that scene, I never realized it was on the CD.
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    Sequencing Bond

    Well, if you insist on giving titles instead of the good old fashioned reel format. That cue is meant to represent Arrival in Vienna, but its edited form is also used for the chello retrieval and the ferris wheel scene the same way Inflight Flight is tracked into the kitchen fight sequence. TLD has about 15 minutes of tracked music. Some version of the second half of "Approaching Kara" may, indeed, be used in the cello scene, but it's considerably altered and only a fraction of the length. However the cue that plays during the "Arrival in Vienna" scene is absolutely identical to the piece on the album, sounding exactly the same and of exactly the same length. That's why I switched it to there. The piece may have been tracked into the cello and ferris wheel scenes, but it seems clear that this is where Barry intended it to go.
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    Sequencing Bond

    I was attempting to redo my Living Daylights CD to match this order, and noticed an error. "Approaching Kara" should indeed be cut in half at the 1:24 mark, but the second half is not the piece that plays as Kara retrieves her Violin. Try listening to it with the DVD on, they don't match at all. The second half of "Approaching Kara" is, in fact, the cue "Arrival in Vienna". My CD burner, which accesses some sort of internet CD database even recognized this title, which isn't on the CD packaging. It called that track "Approaching Kara/Arrival in Vienna". Try matching this music on the DVD as Bond and Kara get off the truck by the ferris wheel and then ride the carriage through Schonbrunn, and she tells him her cello is a Stradivarius. It matches perfectly. I still left the track "Into Vienna" in the same place, to represent the cue, not on the album, where Bond and Kara kiss on the ferris wheel. So, the order should be: 13. Exercise at Gibraltar 1. The Living Daylights - Main Title 3. The Sniper Was A Woman 6. Koskov Escapes 7. Where Has Everybody Gone? 2. Necros Attacks 14a. Approaching Kara (0:00-1:20) 5. Kara Meets Bond 4. Ice Chase 14b. Arrival in Vienna (Approaching Kara 1:20-End) 8. Into Vienna (alternate) 15. Murder at the Fair 16. "Assassin" and Drugged 17. Airbase Jailbreak 10. Mujahadin and Opium 18. Afghanistan Plan 9. Hercules Takes Off 11. Inflight Fight 19. Air Bond 20. Final Confrontation 12. If There Was A Man 21. Alternate End Titles
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    The Chronological Film Score Thread

    The only error is that False Alarm and Al Capone should be switched so False Alarm comes first.